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Airport Pick Up Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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Airport pick up volunteers will work closely with caseworkers to receive families as they arrive at the DFW International Airport.  Volunteers must have access to a car and be willing to transport IRC clients with it. Volunteers should also be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds, self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision, and able to handle sensitive client information confidentially. Most importantly, volunteers should be welcoming and eager to help newly-arrived refugees settle into the DFW community.

Location: Primarily off-site in the DFW area (exact location disclosed to volunteers).*

Time Commitment: As needed, when caseworkers request help with transportation. However, volunteers should normally expect to spend 2-4 hours on a given day working with a family.

Responsibilities:  

• Communicate with IRC staff about pick up and drop off logistics.

• Ensure client(s) have all their luggage and assist with reporting lost luggage if needed.

• Assist caseworkers with ensuring client(s) are properly buckled in and all luggage has been loaded to the car.

• Assist caseworkers with initial home orientation to ensure clients know how to safely use appliances.

• Record hours and submit a completed time sheet at the end of each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard

Requirements:

• Available on an as-needed basis

• Reliability, attention to detail

• Work well under pressure

• Flexible and adaptive to change

• Excellent communication skills

• Provide valid driver’s license with current insurance 

• Provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19

• Willing to adhere to IRC Volunteer and workplace policies, including confidentiality policies

How to Apply:

• Attend an info session

• Submit a volunteer application

• Complete a phone or video screening with the Volunteer Coordination Team

• Pass a background check ($45 contribution encouraged to offset cost)

• Complete orientation and submit requested paperwork

• Begin your service!